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Natural gas

Staff reports

Although many public transit riders are feeling the effects of soaring national natural gas and diesel prices, South Shore residents won’t have to.

Steve Teshara, chair of the South Shore Transportation Management Association, said there are no plans to pass the price gouge on to the public.

“(The price increases) aren’t fun but are a fact of life,” Teshara said. “As the rates increase we will do anything not to pass that on to the public.”

Teshara said plans will still be carried out to spend $2 million that was secured in October to convert buses around the lake to natural gas.

“Maybe we can’t do as much with the money, but we will still do what we planned,” he said.

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